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An up-to-date overview of diverse findings and accomplishments in biocatalysis and bioenergy

With the high price of petroleum and researchers worldwide seeking new means of producing energy, this comprehensive book on biocatalysis for bioenergy and biofuel applications is very timely. It combines information on state-of-the-art advances and in-depth reviews of the latest achievements in biocatalysis and bioenergy, emphasizing biodiesel, bioethanol, and industrial products. The advantages of biocatalysis include high specificity, efficiency, energy conservation, and pollution reduction. Biocatalysis and Bioenergy details advances in the field, with:

* Three primary sections, covering biodiesel research, bioethanol, and industrial products

Information on enzyme catalysis, biotransformation, bioconversion, fermentation, genetic engineering, and product recovery


Contributions from leading experts worldwide who share their research and findings

The prospect of using biocatalysis for the production of energy has great potential due to its cost-effectiveness, the fact that it does not require a limited resource such as oil, and its potential universality of application and use globally. This is the definitive reference for biochemists and biochemical engineers, bioprocess and bioenergy scientists, physical and oil chemists (oleochemists), microbiologists, industrial microbiologists, molecular biologists, metabolic engineers working in biocatalysis, bioethanol, and biodiesel fuels, DOE scientists working on renewable energy, and other professionals in related fields.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470134047
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/22/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

CHING T. HOU, PhD, is lead scientist at the USDA National Centerfor Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria, Illinois. He hasalso worked as director of the Department of Microbial Biochemistryand Genetics at the Squibb Institute for Medical Research; aprincipal investigator and group leader at Exxon; and a NationalResearch Council research associate at the USDA. He is a Fellow ofthe American Academy of Microbiology, the Society for IndustrialMicrobiology, and the American Oil Chemists' Society, holdsseventeen patents, and has published four books.

JEI-FU SHAW, PhD, is President and Chair Professor of NationalChung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan. He has also worked as thedirector of the Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica; the directorof the Institute of Biotechnology, National Taiwan OceanUniversity; and a distinguished professor of the National ScienceCouncil, Taiwan. Dr. Shaw received the Biotechnology LifetimeAchievement Award of the American Oil Chemists' Society in 2005 andwas elected as a Fellow of the American Association for theAdvancement of Science (AAAS) in 2006. He has published over 140international SCI papers and holds seven patents.

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Table of Contents



(A). Biodiesel.

Chapter 1. Biodiesel Research at NCAUR, USDA (Sevim Erhan).

Chapter 2. Enzymatic Reactions for Production of Biodiesel Fueland Their Application to Oil and Fat Industry (Yuji Shimada, YomiWatanabe, and Toshihiro Nagao).

Chapter 3. Biodiesel cost optimizer-least cost raw materialblending for "Standard" quality biodiesel (Ignace Debruyne).

Chapter 4. New catalytic systems for vegetable oiltransesterification based on tin compounds (Paulo A. Z. Suarez*,Joel C. Rubim and Melquizedeque B. Alves).

Chapter 5. Noncatalytic Alcoholysis of Vegetable Oils forProduction of Biodiesel Fuel (Hiroshi Nabetani, MitsutoshiNakajima, Shoji Hagiwara, Rie Yamazaki, and Hitoshi Maeda).

Chapter 6. Improvements to the Biodiesel Batch Process andImpact on Low Temperature Performances (Franz Luxem, StepanCompany).

Chapter 7. Development of New Products from Biodiesel Glycerin(Ronald Alan Holser).

Chapter 8. Industrial Products from Biodiesel Glycerols (RichardD. Ashby, Victor T. Wyatt, Thomas A. Foglia and Daniel K. Y.Solaiman).

Chapter 9. Optimization of Lipase-Catalyzed Biodiesel byStatistical Approach (Chee-Shan Chen, Jiann-Yih Jeng, Hen-Yi Ju,and Chwen-Jen Shieh).

Chapter 10. Production of biofuel from lipids and alternativeresources (R. Verhé1, V. Van Hoed1, C. Echim1, C. Stevens1, W.De Greyt, and M. Kellens).

(B). Bioethanol.

Chapter 11. Biotechnology of Holocellulose-Degrading Enzymes(Jürgen Andreausa, Edivaldo Ximenes Ferreira Filhob, and ElbaPinto da Silva Bonc).

Chapter 12. From biogas energy to keratinase technology (JasonC.H. Shih, and Jeng-Jie Wang).

Chapter 13. Emerging Technologies in dry grind ethanolproduction (Vijay Singh).

Chapter 14. Gram positive bacteria as biocatalysts to convertbiomass-derived sugars into biofuel and chemicals (Siqing Liu andMike Cotta).

Chapter 15. Biological Hydrogen Production by Strict AnaerobicBacteria: Fundamentals, Strategies to Operation, and Limitations(Shihwu Sung and Wen-Hsing Chen).

(C). Biocatalysis (Products from RenewableResources).

Chapter 16. Some Properties of a Self-sufficient CytochromeP-450 monooxygenase system from Bacillus megaterium strain ALA2(Brian L. Hilker, Herotada Fukushige, Ching T. Hou1 and DavidHildebrand).

Chapter 17. Biocatalysis-based development of oligosaccharidesin Japan (Hajime Taniguchi).

Chapter 18. Biocatalysis: Synthesis of chiral intermediates fordrugs (Ramesh Patel).

Chapter 19. Screening of novel microbial enzymes and theirapplication to chiral compound Production (Michihiko Kataoka andSakayu Shimizu).

Chapter 20. Hydrogenation Technologies for the Production ofHigh Quantity of Biobeneficiary Conjugated Fatty Acids (Mun YhungJung and Suk Hoo Yoon ).

Chapter 21. Biotechnology of Mannitol Production (BadalSaha).

Chapter 22. Physiological function of DHA phospholipids(Teruyoshi Yanagita, Bungo Shirouchi, koji Nagao, and NaoInoue).

Chapter 23. Conversion of fisheries by-products and waste intovalue-added products –Attempts undergoing in Hokkaido, Japan(Koretaro Takahashi and Kenji Fykunaga).

Chapter 24. Chemo-enzymatic synthesis of structured lipids(Gudmundur G. Haraldsson).

Chapter 25. Biosynthesis of Castor Oil Studied by theRegiospecific Analysis of Castor Triacylglycerols by ESI-MS(Jiann-Tsyh Lin).

Chapter 26. Composition, Functionality and PotentialApplications of Seaweed Lipids (Bhaskar Narayan1, Chandini S.Kumar1, Tokutake Sashima, Hayato Maeda, Masashi Hosokawa and KazuoMiyashita).

Chapter 27. Enzymatic production of marine-derived proteinhydrolysates and their bioactive peptides for use in foods andnutraceuticals (Tomoko OKADA, Masashi HOSOKAWA, Seigo ONO, andKazuo Miyashita).

Chapter 28. Bioengineering and Application of Glucose Polymers(Kayo Hosoya, Iwao Kojima and Takeshi Takaha).

Chapter 29. Peroxidase-Catalyzed Polymerization of PhenolicCompounds Containing Carbohydrate Residues (Hirofumi Nakano).

Chapter 30. Production of lipase and oxygenated fatty acids fromvegetable oils (Beom Soo Kim, Byung-Seob Song, and Ching T.Hou).

Chapter 31. Production of Biologically Active Hydroxy FattyAcids by Pseudomonas aeruginosa PR3 (Hak-Ryul Kim, Jae-Han Bae,Ching T. Hou, and Sun-Chul Kang).

Chapter 32. Biotransformation of oils to value-added compounds(Milan Certik).

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